Were you looking for the best weapons in XDefiant to shine in multiplayer matches and stay up to date with the meta? If so, our XDefiant weapons tier list will help you get the right pick for your loadout.

XDefiant offers a slew of weapons of different categories that players can use in matches to take out opponents and get wins.

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With full weapon customization and every weapon having its own damage numbers, range, multipliers and other stats, finding the best weapons in XDefiant can be confusing and time-consuming. So, to help players out, we are here with our XDefiant weapons tier list.

XDefiant weapons tier list

XDefiant TAC 50
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Our XDefiant weapons tier list is based on our experience with the full release and the betas. That said, while we have considered each weapon class while ranking the weapons, the overall tier list favours weapons that perform well in getting wins and kills in the different ranked and unranked modes.

With that being said, here’s our XDefiant weapons tier list:

STAC-50, M44, MP7, P90, M16A4
AACR 6.8, AK-47, M60, Vector .45 ACP, 93R,  MK 20 SSR
BM9, M249, Double Barrel, D50, 686 Magnum, MP5A2
CM1911, RPK-47, AA-12, M4A1
DM870, MDR

Best weapons to use in XDefiant

XDefiant best weapons
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Similar to most shooters, the sniper weapon class has been dominating in XDefiant. Weapons like the TAC-50 and M44 have the potential to outperform every other weapon in the right hands, as all you need is one good shot to take out the opponent. It is one of the reasons why they sit in the S-tier. 

That said, here are other great weapons that you should be using in the game:


The MP7 is the best SMG for players who like to flank enemies. It offers a very high rate of fire, accuracy, and mobility. Moreover, the weapon deals high damage and has a decent magazine size. 

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The P90 is a great weapon in itself and a better alternative to MP7 for players who like to have slight extra ammo in each magazine. 


The M16A4 is a burst assault rifle that deals high damage even at long ranges. So even if you fail to land those perfect headshots, the TTK (Time to kill) is very low, as a few bursts on the body can take out opponents easily. 

That concludes our XDefiant weapons tier list. 

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